Leeds City Academy

Leeds, United Kingdom

Location: Leeds, United Kingdom
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age range: 11 - 16 years

About Leeds City Academy

Leeds City Academy is a mixed, non-denominational, non-selective secondary school in West Yorkshire providing places for students aged 11-16 years. The secondary school, situated in Leeds has approximately 314 students on record.

Formerly City of Leeds School, Leeds City Academy converted to academy status in 2014. The West Yorkshire secondary school opened in 1900 and belongs to an academy chain, White Rose Academies which is sponsored by Leeds City College. 


Richard Chattoe

Values and vision

Leeds City Academy’s focus is to encourage and build students’ self-worth and self-confidence, with the result of them achieving success and succeeding their goals and ambitions. The West Yorkshire secondary school nurtures pro-active and ambitious individuals and believes in working together to succeed, with the school motto: “Aspire Together – Achieve Together”. Leeds City Academy wants all pupils to feel valued, regardless of their differences. Community plays a fundamental role and students are encouraged to contribute positively, which is practiced through PSHE classes. The school holds a Healthy School accreditation, along with a Artsmark Gold andSport England status.


“Behaviour around the school is calm. Students are friendly and respectful to each other and to adults. Students from a wide range of backgrounds and beliefs socialise well. The differences and cultural diversity of students are valued and celebrated. Students feel safe and say that staff care for them. They can identify different forms of bullying and they understand the effect it can have on individuals. Students say they can approach any adult in the school if they need support and be confident they will be taken seriously”.  

View Leeds City Academy’s latest Ofsted report  

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Address: Bedford Field, Woodhouse Cliff, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS6 2LG, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 113 284 4260